Royal Canadian Legion

Pat Maguire, vice-president of the Summerland Royal Canadian Legion branch 22, presents John Bubb of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre a cheque for $5,000. (Contributed)

LETTER: Summerland Legion grateful for community support

The response from the public with donations has been heart-warming

 

Summerland Legion branch president Marg Lynum was overwhelmed with emotion on Sunday after Summerland residents come out in droves to support them after devastating Remembrance Day break in. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Summerland comes out in a big way to support Legion after devastating break in

Soup fundraiser sells out in 1 hour at the full house of support on Sunday

 

Summerland Legion past president John Dorn stands solemn at the cenotaph after laying a wreath on behalf of the Legion on Remembrance Day. That evening thieves broke into the Legion stealing all the poppy and Remembrance Day donations. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Summerland Legion chef offers soup and bun by donation after devastating Remembrance Day break-in

Thieves broke into the Legion, stole poppy donations, caused extensive damage

 

Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)

B.C. prisoners pitching in to keep memory of wartime sacrifices alive

Inmates at the William Head Institution on Vancouver Island make annual donations

Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)
Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. lieutenant governor presented with first poppy to kick off 2022 campaign

Funds raised from annual Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign supports veterans

Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Summerland Legion will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 14. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Legion to hold open house

Entertainment and information tables will be part of event on Oct. 14

  • Oct 6, 2022
The Summerland Legion will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 14. (Summerland Review file photo)
Patrick Hall leading the procession at the Queen Elizabeth II memorial ceremony in Terrace, northwest B.C. followed by Mary Ann Misfeldt, Legion and RCMP members. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Royal Canadian Legion’s first female president mourns Queen Elizabeth II

“She was a very gracious lady,” said Mary Ann Misfeldt of Terrace, B.C.

Patrick Hall leading the procession at the Queen Elizabeth II memorial ceremony in Terrace, northwest B.C. followed by Mary Ann Misfeldt, Legion and RCMP members. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Legion members hold service for Queen Elizabeth

‘Very sad’ to see her go, one mourner said

More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Memorial ceremony in Kelowna disrupted when woman drives over graves

People were gathered at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

  • May 9, 2022
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)

‘I just started crying’: Sicamous Legion helps mom with fundraising for autistic son

Chelsea Bowman grateful for support from legion and community

Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)
Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)

‘I just started crying’: Sicamous Legion helps mom with fundraising for autistic son

Chelsea Bowman grateful for support from legion and community

Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Summerland Legion president Mike Brazeau, left, and poppy chair Doug MacKay, right, present Acting Mayor Doug Patan with the first poppy during a ceremony at Summerland’s municipal hall on Oct. 29. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Legion presents first poppy

Remembrance Day ceremony can be viewed online

Summerland Legion president Mike Brazeau, left, and poppy chair Doug MacKay, right, present Acting Mayor Doug Patan with the first poppy during a ceremony at Summerland’s municipal hall on Oct. 29. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Janet Austin given first poppy of BC/Yukon Legion’s 100th remembrance campaign

Poppies will be available by donation through various organizations across Canada as of Oct. 29

British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: First pin presented as Legion kicks off 100th poppy campaign

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin presented the first poppy of BC and Yukon Legion’s remembrance fundraiser

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Firefighters and other first responders and frontline workers will be invited to an appreciation dinner, hosted by the Summerland Legion. (Black Press file photo)
Firefighters and other first responders and frontline workers will be invited to an appreciation dinner, hosted by the Summerland Legion. (Black Press file photo)
Summerland Secondary School students gathered at the cenotaph in Memorial Park for a Remembrance Day service in 2019. Larger community ceremonies have been held in the same park, drawing thousands. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will be scaled down and will be held at the Summerland Legion branch. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Legion to hold small Remembrance Day ceremony

Flag-raising ceremony will be available for online viewing

Summerland Secondary School students gathered at the cenotaph in Memorial Park for a Remembrance Day service in 2019. Larger community ceremonies have been held in the same park, drawing thousands. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will be scaled down and will be held at the Summerland Legion branch. (Summerland Review file photo)
Local artist Mavik is painting two murals on the Osoyoos Legion to honour the poppy and its 100th anniversary as a symbol of remembrance. (Facebook)

Murals at Osoyoos Legion honour poppy’s 100th anniversary

The poppy has been a symbol of remembrance for 100 years

Local artist Mavik is painting two murals on the Osoyoos Legion to honour the poppy and its 100th anniversary as a symbol of remembrance. (Facebook)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)